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Back-to-back student visas for different countries (first Canada, then Australia, then US/UK)

I have a rather complicated question and would appreciate any help. (I will bolden the important and relevant parts to make it easier to follow.) I'm an international student currently studying at a ...
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NHS eligibility?

First post here. Have a somewhat tricky situation and would appreciate any advice. I was born in the UK in 1997, and moved to Australia with my family in 2004. Long story short, I am going on ...
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French freelancer moving to Australia

I currently work as a freelancer in France, and I plan to move to Australia. I intend to continue to work for my clients (who are based in Europe), but only for a few months as I will ultimately look ...
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How can I emigrate to the US without a college degree?

I'm 19, I have Italian citizenship and working in Germany as a web developer. My dream has been to move to the US since I was 12. I won't say much about why it's like that because it would be a long ...
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How to apply for Europe visa for Indian staying in Australia on long-term visitor visa

I am an Indian citizen staying in Switzerland and my parents are living with my sister in Australia for 2-3 years, on long-term visas. They are planning to visit me from Australia directly. I know the ...
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New Zealander returning to Australian job under COVID restrictions - what documents prove my residency?

I am a New Zealand passport holder and have been living and working in Australia for around 7 months with a 12 month contracted job that, FWIW, I believe will be extended at its completion. With ...
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Advice for Australian with dual citizenship (US/Australia) married to a US citizen and they move to Australia

If both myself (dual citizen usa/australia) and my husband (us citizen) are living in Australia and we each make over $150,000USD per year - are we really in a bad spot with US taxes and getting ...
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PhD in physics but freelance software dev. Chance of aus 189?

My qualifications are in physics, however post PhD I only worked in physics for 6 months before moving into the world of software development. It is pretty normal in the UK for software developers to ...
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Australian Partner (Provisional) visa (subclass 309) time limit to usage?

Sometime in the near future we will be applying for Partner (Provisional) visa (subclass 309)/Partner (Migrant) visa (subclass 100) for my wife. Assuming there are no surprises in the process and the ...
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Am I qualified for Australian Skilled Migration?

After high school (10th Standard), I obtained a 3-year diploma in mechanical engineering and have 10 years of work experience. Would I be eligible for permanent residence in Australia?
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What should I do if I have misplaced my old expired passports?

I have misplaced my 2 old expired passports. I have my current passport with me. However, I need the old ones for my Australian student visa application. What should I do? My old passports expired 7 ...
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Australian visa for a visiting PhD student (1 month)

I'm a PhD student studying in NZ. I'll visit a research institute in Australia only for a month. I'll be learning and do experiments in the lab. I'm a Malaysian citizen and eligible to apply for ETA. ...
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Australian 457 partner same financial support and health insurance?

What does it mean that your partner must have same levels of financial support and health insurance on the 457 Australian work visa? I should mention I am from the UK and I don't have health insurance ...
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Moving to Australia. Do I need to declare personal electronics?

I'm moving to Australia later this year. Some of my personal items (laptop, tablet etc) will be packed in my luggage. Do I need to declare these at customs on my incoming passenger card? They're all ...
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Do I require to put my middle name in the for when I apply for a driver's license or a bank account in Australia?

Do I require to put my middle name when I apply for a driver's license or a bank account in Australia? I prefer to only use my short first and last name in daily life but do I still need to announce ...
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Transferring from Visa 600 to 804 Aged Parent? | Bridging?

A person is coming to Australia on a tourist visa 600. Then applies onshore for an aged parent visa 804. Some websites say that the application generated a bridging visa that will allow the person to ...
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EU Blue Card University Degree Requirments

I have an undergraduate degree from a recognized Australian Uni (H+) in IT. For my application, the required documents say I need to bring my university degree, can I bring an original, stamped 'Proof ...
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Live and work in USA but need to move back to Aus - any insight from others regarding continuing employment? (Dual USA/AUS citizenship)

So here's my situation: I currently live and work in the USA, but I've been working remotely since march and recently told my employer I need to move back to Aus, and that I was hoping I could keep ...
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Can I use "Tell Us Once" to notify various UK Government departments for a death in Australia?

The UK has quite a nice service "Tell Us Once" that lets you notify a whole bunch of Government departments about the death of someone. On the Gov.UK Death Abroad page, it says that the Tell ...
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Australia Resident Return Visa (155 and 157)

I am a permanent resident of Australia and my PR status is going to expire in mid of June, 2020. I had been to Australia and stayed for 2 weeks in November 2015. I'm currently living outside Australia ...
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What is the time frame for moving to Aus after being approved for Visa 476 (skilled-recognised graduate visa)?

You have to apply for Visa 476 within 2 years of graduating from university but the processing times as shown on the website are: 75% of applications: 15 months 90% of applications: 17 months So ...
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Traveling with a company to get work in Australia

I'm traveling for my first time, alone, to Australia. I'm combining travel and work. I want to work at a range or with cattle care. I'm looking for people with experience traveling with an agency or ...
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Need help/info with my case for PR (Australia)

I will try to keep it as short as possible as I value your time. I am from India, 27 years of age. I did my Bachelors (B-Tech) in Electronics & Telecommunication in 2013. But my skills and work ...
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Transfering UK pension to AU super

I will be re-locating to the UK in the near future with the intention of returning to Australia after 3-4 years. If I make contributions toward a UK pension, will it be possible to transfer funds to ...
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Australia Skilled Independent Visa (189) coming back after first entry

If a person arrive in Australia on Skilled Independent Visa 189 before First Entry Date, and come back to the home country, stay back for 1 year. Does it have any impact of going back to Australia? ...
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Exchange limited validity Australian license for UK license

My Australian driving license is valid until April 2019. I have been resident in the UK since Sept 2017. I would like to exchange my Australian DL for a UK DL. Would the fact that my Australian ...
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Mentioning client name in Roles and Resposibility document to ACS

I am planning to apply for Australian permanent residency and being a software engineer from a multi-national company I have only worked for one client. Would it be OK to mention the client's name in ...
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Courses eligible for Skilled recognised graduate visa subclass 476

I am seeking to apply for Recognised graduate visa 476. I checked the eligibility criteria on the govt portal. I am an engineering postgraduate in Automotive engineering. I am in doubt whether this ...
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Will Australian Computer Society deduct experience if I have internship?

I have 5 years of experience out of which 2 years was paid internship, 40 hours a week. I worked as a Trainee Associate QA engineer in first year, and as trainee associate software engineer in 2nd ...
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How many years will be deducted, if education in B.Com and experience as a graphic designer

I have completed my bachelor of commerce degree in India, and I have 5 years of experience as a graphic designer. Now I plan to move Australia as a graphic designer, does the assessment authority ...
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Skills assessment for Australian visa: Medium stream temporary visitor visa subclass 482

I am a PhD student and have been offered to join as a postdoctoral fellow (University Lecturer - 242111) at Australian National University. While applying for the medium stream temporary visitor visa ...
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Gap in evidence of work experience

I worked in a small company for 2 years after my studies, but I don't have any payslips or bank statement as I was getting the salary as cash. Only thing I am having is an experience certificate. I ...
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Self Statutory Declaration for CIO who worked in a printing firm

I am trying to apply for the 189 visa to move my family to Australia. In the last 8 years I have worked as a part owner of a printing firm as the CIO. Since my education is in Computer Engineering ...
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Are there any implications if I receive Australia PR while I am in USA on L1B?

I am Indian passport holder and got L1B recently. I will be starting my new assignment soon. Few months ago, I applied for Australia PR (EOI). So what happens if I get the Australian PR invite while ...
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Following up on Italian citizenship

I applied for Italian citizenship early this year (around January). I was eligible to do so because of my Italian heritage. According to this document provided by the embassy, I should expect a ...
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Will my experience give me ACS points?

I have completed my engineering in Electronics and Communication Engineering. I'm an IT professional with 5.5 years of experience. My current role is JAVA developer. Will I get any points for ...
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Australian PR - Skills assesment - Web developer vs Software Engineer

I am an Indian citizen, applying for an EOI for Australian PR (skilled independent visa subclass 189). I have the required points and am halfway through the form. I have a question regarding the skill ...
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Australia - Travel-Work Visa -- What are the limitations?

So essentially, I'm looking at the possibilities to working within Australia as a permanent resident. I have done a lot of research into the skilled visa, and, although this does sound like what I ...
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Just applied for an Australia ETA Tourist Visa with an old DUI

Excited to go to Australia but very nervous that my Tourist Visa will be denied. I was honest about a DUI from 2001 (23ish years ago). Anyone had this experience? Thank you
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Could I get a visa for Australia as a self-taught software developer in 2024?

I'd like to know if is possible to get a visa for Australia as a 34 years old self-taught software developer. I don't have a degree. Instead, I have 11 years of experience until now, I've worked as ...
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Can I claim points for before deemed date in Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for Australian state?

I am looking to lodge EOIs for Australia immigration under subclasses 189, 190 & 491. I have a bachelor and a master degree in non-computer field but I work as a software developer for over 6 ...
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Australia EOI - Are the "skill assessment" 10 points supposed to be added into the final point calculation on submission?

I received my skill assessment from ACS and lodged my EOI, but to my surprise the system calculated 10 points less than it was supposed to. I checked the calculation breakdown and noticed that I haven'...
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Visiting PhD student in Australia - Temporary activity visa (408) clarifications

I am an Italian citizen currently enrolled in a PhD program at an Italian university, and I am planning to travel to Australia for a research period lasting approximately 5 to 6 months, starting in ...
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ANZSCO code for postdoctoral researcher in A.I

I'm currently applying for a visa, for a work-related visit to Australia, and the application form is asking for the ANZSCO name of my occupation, but I can't seem to find any that correctly describes ...
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Advise on Residency Visa for Brasilians in Portugal

I'm looking for advice or help. My GF currently is from Rio and currently lives and works in Portugal whilst i am living in Melbourne. We are planning for her to visit me here before we start the ...
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Question about Australian international arrivals

I read on the ABP website that they may fingerprint international arrivals. Is it something they do for everyone, or only randomly?
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How to live overseas full-time as Australian aged pensioner, owning one Australian house

Would like to keep Australian house, rent out declare income and receive reduced pension. Live outside Australia don't won't to spent 6M in and 6M out. The 12 month outside Australia rule can be ...
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Should I mention Master's degree in the ACS Skills Assessment?

Below details are for my Australian Visa (subclass 189/191/491) I have completed my Bachelors in Electronics and telecommunication engineering (2010-14) and Masters in Electrical and Electronics ...
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What are the routes to obtain a PR in Australia after finishing a PhD degree?

I'm currently doing a PhD in Philosophy in Canada, and I have a high chance of getting a PR after graduation through various pathways offered by the government. But I've been offered a much better ...
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Working on ABN is that countable as experience for migration purposes?

I am working full time on ABN (Australia Business Number) as a chef, will this be considered in my experience or I have to work on TFN (Tax File Number) only to claim experience points.
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